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Political ScienceVolume 3: Indian Political Thought$
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Pradip Kumar Datta, Sanjay Palshikar, and Achin Vanaik

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198082224

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082224.001.0001

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Time and Knowledge

Time and Knowledge

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(p.28) 1 Time and Knowledge
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Political Science
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Prathama Banerjee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082224.003.0002

This chapter examines the works about the relevance of time and knowledge in Indian political thought by Indian academics. It analyses works that question the purity, priority, and universality of European modernity, and those that show the political entanglement of the discipline of history. It also evaluates research literature that investigates the idea of a singular world history governed by the logic of capitalism and those that sought to recover histories suppressed by the ‘nationalist temporal scheme’. This chapter also considers the distinctiveness of the experience of postcolonial societies and the entanglement of epistemologies and hierarchies of power.

Keywords:   Indian political thought, time, knowledge, European modernity, political entanglement, history, world history, capitalism, postcolonial societies, hierarchies of power

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